Parents of children at Otani elementary school in Kasuga, Fukuoka Prefecture, expressed concern Saturday after the school principal was arrested for possession of stimulants.
According to police, the principal, Ikuhiro Matsubara, 57, was arrested on Friday. Police said he had confessed to buying the stimulants from a man in Kochi Prefecture, NTV reported.
The school called a special meeting for parents on Saturday. About 400 parents attended, with some expressing concern for the children's emotional well-being.
Teachers and parents told media that the principal had been well liked and respected. Some parents asked at the meeting how they should explain the principal's arrest to their children, NTV reported.
The school said it will have two counselors available, if needed, for children on Monday.© Japan Today